Monday, April 18, 2011

April Showers

This year we’ve had our fill of April showers.  Thank you very much.  I’m SO ready for May flowers. So.  Very.  Ready.

After the terrifically damp weather we’ve had, I had no problems coming up with a name for this quilt:  April Showers

april showers close up 1

Remember this quilt?  Well after playing around with the layout a little, I finally decided on layout #2.

april showers on chair 1

I’m really happy with the end result.  Originally I thought I wanted more gray in the front of the quilt, but I found that I liked it better as the backing.  Oh, I LOVE the back.

april showers on wall 1

For the quilting I did some sweet little loopies – its one of my favorite ways to quilt.  It just flows so gracefully and it’s just charming I think.

april showers binding 2

The binding is a coordinating print from the same Riley Blake line (Rainy Days and Mondays.)  I didn’t include any of it in the quilt itself – I saved it all for the binding and I’m glad I did!  The finished quilt measures 38 x 40, and it’s listed in the shop!


  1. Love it, as usual! I have some of that line, but none of the fun umbrellas. :(

  2. Looks perfect! I am plugging away on my Rainy Days big mama quilt top, but have a fair amount left over....may have to whip up a couple extra quilts along these lines to show off the bigger prints. Pretty!

  3. So cute! I love the little umbrellas!


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